ADVOCATE: Moisés Kaufman, known for writing and/or directing such plays as The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and I Am My Own Wife, today will receive the National Medal of Arts from President Obama at the White House. The medal recognizes outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in the United States. Kaufman is in good company; among this year’s other recipients are film director Mel Brooks, author Sandra Cisneros, actor Morgan Freeman, composer Philip Glass, and actress-singer Audra McDonald. Kaufman has had a long and varied career, and some facts about his life and work may surprise even devoted fans. Read on for 10 things you should know about Moisés Kaufman.